Finally, 3D organs that can faithfully reproduce morphology and functionality, a real help for doctors and postgraduates. Furthermore, thanks to intelligent fluidics, even pre-clinical studies will be able to improve effectiveness and quality standards, opening a new frontier in the field of cell cultures.
Within the PRINTMED-3D project, I am in charge of developing the 3D printing technology for the realization of replicas of the organs in the case-study, identifying the most suitable materials and technology for their additive production. Thanks to the experience gained in 10 years of activity in this sector, together with the other members of our company, we are developing and improving the technology of resin printers with MSLA technology to use them in the production of models for the healthcare sector, testing suitable materials with characteristics similar to those of fabrics and optimizing the production times of 3D products. The use of resins with high degrees of elasticity and the design of machines with "generous" work areas has led us to a meticulous study and continuous trials of different resins and mixing tests to obtain the right density and ease of production, taking into account the various problems relating to the use of MSLA technology, from the perspective of both the dimensions of the structure and its sustainability through "elastic" supports.